The exceptional work created at the hand of Mother Nature is the clear inspiration for Valerie Steel founder Valerie Istre Steel who ventures beyond the rock to make one-of-a-kind pieces that accentuate the beauty of hand-selected raw, natural stones. The company originally launched in the summer of 2014 with Leticia Lackey who currently owns MagelaBlanca.com. The pair launched their line of swoon-worthy home accessories, which was followed by jewelry, clutches and children’s accessories. After about a year and a half together they decided to follow their individual passions…Valerie to continue with home accessories and clutches and Leticia to create amazing pieces of jewelry.
The newly reinvented Valerie Istre collection reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance. Emphasizing the inherently unique features of each stone – from agates to quartz, amethyst to citrine, geodes to druzies – she makes rocks into true rock stars.
Valerie can not remember a time in which design and fashion wasn’t a part of her life. Originally from Oklahoma, has always had a creative eye, pursuing her passion with a fashion merchandising degree and working the industry for more than 20 years.
Crafting each of Valerie Istre's pieces by hand is an organic, near-therapeutic process for her: and its deep connection that only enhances the magnetic quality of each of the unique one of kind designs.